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Bureau of Justice Statistics National Update Summarizes Studies


February 1993

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the U.S. Department of Justice has published a concise National Update containing briefs on a number of studies of possible interest to NewsBriefs readers (BJS, National Update, Vol. 2, No. 3, NCJ-139669).

The update discusses an upcoming report on drugs, crime, and the justice system, pretrial release of felony defendants in the nation's most populous counties, violent crime in the elderly, capital punishment and death sentences, prison population trends, and crime rate trends.

For drugs and crime data, call 1-800-666-3332. For other crime and justice data, call 1-800-732-3277, or call the BJS section of the NCJRS electronic bulletin board for the latest data releases at 1-301-738-8895.